West Virginia Isn’t Just For White Water
Any idea how much there is to do in the New River Gorge? Neither do we, specifically. But that’s only because there’s so much here. Even if you find your adventure in a boutique instead of a box canyon, there’s something here for you.
Hawks Nest Aerial TramwayPhone: 304-658-5212Phone: 304-658-5212Visit Website
The aerial tram is not operating until July 31, 2015. Operation Days: May thru Memorial Day - Saturday and Sunday only Memorial Day thru Labor Day - Daily except Wednesdays September - Saturday and Sunday only October - Daily except Wednesdays November thru April - CLOSED TRAM HOURS: Weekdays, 11:00 am - 4:45 pm Weekends 11:00 am - 6:45 pm (June, July, August) JETBOAT RIDES: Summer season begins May 23, 2015 Days of operation and hours will post by May 10, 2015
Arrowhead Bike FarmPhone: (304) 900-5501Phone: (304) 900-5501Visit Website
Arrowhead Bike Farm is the one destination for mountain bikers and adventurers. ABF is ideally positioned at entrance of New River Gorge’s best riding and hiking trails! The “Bike Farm” features a full-service mountain bike shop offering rentals, demo bikes and expert repairs. Only from here, can you rent and ride directly to the trails. Our campground offers quiet wooded tent camping sites complete with shower facilities and free-Wi-Fi. Small RV’s and pop-ups are welcome. After your adventure, sit down and enjoy a WV brewed craft beer by the fire-pit in our Bavarian style Biergarten. Excellent food, such as bratwurst, pretzels and sandwiches are served (Vegan options are available). We always strive to use locally sourced ingredients including what’s grown here at ABF!
New River Gorge National RiverPhone: 304-465-0508Phone: 304-465-0508Visit Website
Encompasses 70,000 acres between Hinton & Hawks Nest State Park. Created to conserve & protect 53 miles of the New River as a free-flowing waterway. Visitors Centers are Canyon Rim (304-574-2115), on US 19 just north of Fayetteville & Sandstone (304-466-9192), at Exit 139 on I-64. Visitor information stations are also open during summer months from 12-5 at Grandview & 10 - 5 at Thurmond Depot. Call for hiking & biking trail information.
River ExpeditionsPhone: 888.463.9873Phone: 888.463.9873Visit Website
Adventure outfitter on the New and Gauley Rivers specializing in whitewater rafting and scenic float trips. Additional adventures like zip line, atv tours, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, paintball and more available. Lodging options include luxury, deluxe, and rustic cabins plus camping, rv sites and tent rentals. Saloon, gift shop, lodge, outdoor pool, hot tub, wi-fi, hiking trails.
Pinheads Fun Center, Inc.Phone: 304-465-5500Phone: 304-465-5500Visit Website
We have 12 high quality bowling lanes, great food, 14 HD televisions equipped with almost every sports package available and a large selection of beer on tap. We are family friendly!
New River JetboatsPhone: 304-465-2525Phone: 304-465-2525Visit Website
New River Jet Boats at Hawk’s Nest State Park is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the New River and see the breathtaking New River Gorge Bridge. Bring the family for a scenic tram ride and then board Miss M. Rocks for an exciting ride on the New River.n
DuBois on Main MuseumPhone: (304) 578-7707Phone: (304) 578-7707Visit Website
116 Main St. Mt. Hope, is a museum featuring the local history of DuBois High School (1919-1956). The school was one of two black high schools in Fayette county, WV. The collection of newspapers, articles, pictures, and other donated items that relate to Dubois High, began from a converstation at the bi-annual school reunion in the late 1990's with members of the class of 1953. OPEN Tues. - Wed. (11am-5pm) and Fri. - Sat. (11am - 5pm). Appointments for groups of 5 or more call 304-578-7707 or 304-877-0070. This is a nonprofit museum. Admission is FREE but donations are gladly accepted.
Visit a historic school house and walk through time on the grounds of Contentment.
Pro River OutfittersPhone: 304-575-5252Phone: 304-575-5252Visit Website
Outdoor adventure specialist and PRO owner, Bobby Bower has more than twenty years exploring the mountains and fashioning adventures in West Virginia. As an expert river guide, professional angler, arm-chair historian and native West Virginian you will be in good hands with Bobby.
Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the New River Gorge when you stop at our overlooks or ride the aerial tram down to the New River. Take time to check out our rail trail or the New River Jetboat Ride.
Whipple Company Store & MuseumPhone: 304-465-0331Phone: 304-465-0331Visit Website
A one of a kind Coal Camp Company store featuring unique historical tours, a hands on Museum, story telling, coal mining for the kids, gift shop, WV souvenirs, snacks and drinks.
Historic Fayette TheaterPhone: 304-574-4655Phone: 304-574-4655Visit Website
Presenting plays and performances throughout the year.
Tamarack: The Best of West VirginiaPhone: 304-258-6843 or 1-88-TAMARACKPhone: 304-258-6843 or 1-88-TAMARACKVisit Website
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia is the nations first showcase of handcrafts, fine art and regional cuisine. It comprises a warmly decorated retail store, working studios for resident artisans, a fine art gallery, a theater, and A Taste of West Virginia food court, managed by The Greenbrier. Everything is WV-made! Additional meeting space is available in the Tamarack conference center. Company Accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
The Ansted Culture & Heritage MuseumPhone: 304-658-5901Phone: 304-658-5901
A collection of history allowing you to step back in time. Open weekdays 8am -12pm & 1pm - 4pm, appointments can be made for groups of 10+ (call 304-658-5901) to see the museum on weekends. There is no admission fee but donations are greatly appreciated.
Open April -October.
Harlem Heights ParkPhone: 304-469-9541Phone: 304-469-9541
Playground and basketball courts.
Wild Blue Adventure CompanyPhone: 304-574-1150Phone: 304-574-1150Visit Website
Fly over the New River Gorge in a fully restored WWII Stearman biplane. Inquire or visit the website for more info.
Winterplace Ski ResortPhone: (800) 607-7669Phone: (800) 607-7669Visit Website
Voted #1 Resort to Learn to Ski/Snowboard at by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. With 27 trails, 9 lifts, 2 Terrain Parks and WV's Largest Snowtubing Park. The Most Accessible Ski Resort in the Southeast
Bridgehaven Golf ClubPhone: 304-574-2120Phone: 304-574-2120Visit Website
18 holes and lessons available.
Mountain Surf Paddle Sports focuses on quality stand up paddle board rentals and professional instruction. We offer group classes and private instruction on Summersville lake and the New River! 7 days a week 8am to 8pm.
Tour this special home built in 1890. For appointments call 304-658-3335.
Antioch Baptist Church MuseumPhone: (304) 658-4667 or (304) 658-4817 Phone: (304) 658-4667 or (304) 658-4817
Located in one of the oldest churches along the Midland Trail. The only church museum in Fayette County. Complete records, photographs, and religious artifacts from a congregation first organized 1805, and which still worships and sings regularly in a church built in 1889. Open May-October, 5 days a week with the 1 room schoolhouse within walking distance. Call for appointment.
Gauley River National Recreation AreaPhone: 304-465-0508Phone: 304-465-0508Visit Website
Includes 25 miles of the Gauley River and 5 miles of its tributary, the Meadow River. These swift, winding rivers and their narrow gorges are protected by the National Park Service. For additional information contact the Canyon Rim Visitors Center at 304-574-2115.
Rafting & Recreation CenterPhone: 800-927-0263Phone: 800-927-0263Visit Website
Open 7 days a week April - October. Monday through Friday November -March
TreeTops Canopy ToursPhone: 855-427-6359Phone: 855-427-6359Visit Website
Grab your trolleys, lift your feet, lean back in your harness and feel the adrenaline course through your veins!
New River Mountain GuidesPhone: 304-760-9791Phone: 304-760-9791Visit Website
New River Mountain Guides offers year round rock climbing instruction for all climbing abilities, whether you've never climbed before, or you are a competent lead climber looking to expand on your techniques. We also offer Women's Climbing Courses of all of the following courses taught by female guides. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.
West Virginia AdventuresPhone: (800) 292-0880Phone: (800) 292-0880Visit Website
Whitewater rafting on West Virginia's New & Gauley Rivers, providing personalized trips from kids to advanced paddlers. West Virginia Adventures customizes experiences from intimate family trips to corporate excursions. "We accommodate guests' special needs from experience levels to lunch requests. With over 20 years of experience, I believe we provide the best rafting experience possible for our guests." Don't get lost in the crowd, Raft the River with Us!
Bridge WalkPhone: 304-574-1300Phone: 304-574-1300Visit Website
New River Gorge visitors are now able to walk across the canyon on a 24 inch wide catwalk 850 feet above the river. The catwalk is an existing part of the structure of the New River Gorge Bridge. Bridge Walk is for anyone who is willing and able to walk 1.5 miles. Bridge Walk participants must be at least 48 inches tall, 10 years or older and weigh less than 285 lbs. nn
Rent this facility for your family reunions, birthdays or any event while in Oak Hill.
Adventures On The GorgePhone: 855-427-6359Phone: 855-427-6359Visit Website
Adventures On the Gorge is the ONLY adventure resort situated on the rim of West Virginia's incredible New River Gorge. Nobody else has a swimming pool and dining on the very edge of the NRG. Nobody else has only a 6-minute drive from the New River take-out back to the resort. Nobody else boasts the dramatic setting and stunning scenery that we do. AND we're only 5 minutes from the restaurants and shops of downtown Fayetteville. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.
28 seasonal cabins, 52 campsites, pool, hiking trails, gift shop, & other park amenities. The Glade Creek Grist Mill. Open mid-April to last of October. Accepts major credit cards.
Swimming pools, tennis, basketball, playgrounds, picnic shelters, hiking, biking trails and fishing.
The Summit Bechtel National Scout ReservePhone: (304) 465-2800Phone: (304) 465-2800Visit Website
Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America and anyone who loves the outdoors. The Summit Bechtel Reserve is also home to the National Scout Jamboree and the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base which complements the three existing bases: Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier and Florida Sea Base.
Hawks Nest OverlookPhone: 304-658-5212Phone: 304-658-5212Visit Website
Conservation Corp. Construction great place to camp, have a reunion or just to walk around the grounds.
White Oak Country ClubPhone: 304-465-5639Phone: 304-465-5639Visit Website
Equestrian AdventuresPhone: (304) 574-0484Phone: (304) 574-0484Visit Website
Here at our horse stables we specialize in horseback riding and cater to all groups especially The Boy Scouts Of America, YMCA, church youth groups, weddings and reunions giving you a personalized horseback riding adventure, whether you are a novice or an experienced rider. We can give scout groups horseback merit badges as well as 1st aid badges. We have a ride suitable for all ages, a relaxed ride, ultimate adventure, or your own private ride. Would you like more than a horseback riding adventure in one day? Equestrian Adventures can combine whitewater rafting, mountain biking, ATV, Canopy Tour, paintball and many more activities for your family vacation in West Virginia. Equestrian Adventures has over 25 years of experience here at the New River Gorge in West Virginia. We have access to over 6000 acres of trail ride fun along the rim of the New River Gorge National Park. If sleeping out under the stars is not what you are looking for we have deluxe accommodation on our ranch at the “Alamo Lodge” with full kitchen, linens and towels.
Crossroads MallPhone: 304-255-6176Phone: 304-255-6176Visit Website
Enjoy shopping and visiting our 56 businesses under one roof!
ACE Adventure ResortPhone: 800-787-3982Phone: 800-787-3982Visit Website
ACE’s 1,500-acre resort is A World of Adventure in One Place. Don’t just stay somewhere “close” to the river. Our property extends from the rim of the New River Gorge all the way to our private put-in on the river. We also feature our very own lake with a slide, zip line and blob to launch you stories high before splashing back down into the water. Looking to stay dry? Zip through the WV forest with us, or check out our endless miles of mountain bike trails with elevation changes up to 1,000 feet. At the end of the day, relax in one of our deluxe cabins with your very own hot tub while you plan which of our 70 different adventures you want to do next! Find out more about what makes ACE ridiculously fun on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
A day on the river with New River Dories is filled with moments that capture the essence of adventure angling.